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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Antineoplastic agent

Chemical Name

Enzyme isolated from Escherichia coli, or obtained from other sources (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Asparaginase (German)
  • Asparaginase (French)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Asparaginase medac
    medac, Germany; medac, Estonia; medac, Georgia; medac, Lithuania; medac, Latvia; medac, Malta; medac, Poland; medac, Romania; medac, Slovakia
  • Celginase
    Celon, India
  • Elspar
    Lundbeck, United States; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Brazil
  • Erwinase
    Ipsen, Greece
  • Kidrolase
    Apta Medica Internacional, Slovenia; Bioprofarma, Argentina; EUSA Pharma, France; EUSA Pharma, Israel; Sanofi-Aventis, Ecuador; Thissen, Bulgaria
  • Laspar
    Bodene, South Africa
  • L-Asparaginase Medac
    medac, Greece
  • L-Asparaginaze
    Grindeks, Lithuania
  • L-Asperone
    SGPharma, Georgia
  • Leunase
    First Pharmaceutical, Malaysia; Kuai Kuai, Taiwan; Kyowa Hakko, Indonesia; Kyowa Hakko Kirin, China; Kyowa Hakko Kirin, Hong Kong; Kyowa Hakko Kirin, Japan; Kyowa Hakko Kirin, Philippines; Onko-Koçsel, Turkey; Sanfer, Mexico; Sanofi-Aventis, Australia; Sanofi-Aventis, New Zealand
  • Paronal
    Takeda, Belgium; Takeda, Netherlands
  • Spectrila
    medac, Germany
  • Erwinase
    Eusa, Germany; Eusa, Netherlands; Eusa, Poland; EUSA Pharma, France; NZMS, New Zealand; SOBI, Sweden
  • Erwinaze
    EUSA Pharma, United States


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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